Analysis Of Lady Mary Wroth 's ' Of This Strange Labyrinth ' Essay

1088 Words May 20th, 2016 5 Pages
In Lady Mary Wroth’s “In this Strange Labyrinth,” the speaker, on a denotative level, addresses her concerns about where to turn in a maze, but on a connotative level the speaker is conflicted with decisions in his life. The speaker struggles, but follows her heart in the end. Similarly, in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is the most intellectual among her sisters and she enjoys walking, even alone, both of which oppose the standards for a woman in Georgian society. Elizabeth judges that Mr. Darcy is too proud of his wealth and rude upon their first meeting, but as she learns more about Mr. Darcy, she begins to have feelings for him; however, she is indecisive about these feelings, for she is embarrassed of her family, tarnished by Lydia’s elopement with Mr. Wickham, and her entire town thinks poorly of Mr. Darcy. Balram, in Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, comes from a very poor town in India and contends with his desires in a different way. Balram calls the system in which servants are kept servants, “the Rooster Coop,” and he expresses his claustrophobia and desire to escape; he becomes a driver, whose master 's name is Ashok, a man in the coal mining business who bribe politicians to avoid taxes. Each of these works focus on the desires of the individual and how they differ from societal norms to stress the importance of internal happiness. All three characters try to convince themselves to follow society’s path, but they struggle with the decision to…

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